Archer

Season 4 Episode 2

The Wind Cries Mary

14
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 24, 2013 on FX
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Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • Archer's perhaps only friend and the sexual bro-ttack!

    8.5
    Before i review, i gotta vent out, Does the show's writers secretly hate him or do they want us to like him because of the emotional trauma he faces every day??.. Archer got Malory as a mother, that's trauma 1, they gave him cancer after he thought he was in the clear, they killed his fiance before his eyes, Made him guilty of playing around (doing Pam) rather than doing his job while his possible father was blown up by Barry,, and now killing Archer's best perhaps only friend , letting Archer witness his friend's death after revealing the friend had sexually assaulted Archer while he was passed out?. The last part was hella funny for us viewers but man! Archer's psych gets too battered.



    I was looking forward to this episode simply because Olyphant .Depending on who you are, the episode started slow but ended with the biggest LOL! Archer moment! Lucas Troy (Timothy Olyphant) is Archer's perhaps only friend, who was trained by ISIS but went to work for Odin thus (+ being a bit of a "Archer") he is hated by all ISIS staff. The episode start with Malory briefing staff on everything from Krieger's failed attempt to solve the break room's ant problem by giving himself ant powers, to Pam's upcoming peer reviews, she announces the final item on the list as Lucas Troy is dead. He died after sabotaging his own ODIN mission, absconding with Uranium and millions of dollars before accidentally dying in a plane crash. Of course Archer doesn't think his friend is a traitor or dead!. After Archer got on the phone with we find later to be a not-dead Lucas,he raced with load of ammunition to Vermont to help clear his friend's name. On the B story which was just okay, Lana and Cyril were pared for the peer review and Cyril who was actual into doing the peer review. Long story, but Lana found out Archer went to Vermont so both he and Cyril went after him, and they managed to kill Lucas by dropping a tree on him (Those big Lana's hands again!!). Earlier Lucas had confessed to Archer that he had killed his fellow Odin spies, stole and the uranium n money only because he wanted to quit spy work, and settle down with the only man he see, Lucas, has banged a lot of chicks, he is not gay but there is something about as he lay there about to die, with a huge tree on top crushing him Lucas confessed some more,What happened one time while celebrating after a mission, when Archer had passed out only in his robe ,...



    That confession was the funniest moment of the episode especial since in the next scene we see Lana driving Cyril and Archer back and both are clearly shocked and disturbed by the confession, while Archer holding his whiskey blithely asks to turn on the guy!.

    I would love to see Archer happy if not Katya moment's a little.
  • Friendly rape...

    5.0
    Boy, that guy Archer is a mess. Seriously, is there more messed up character in the history of the TV?

    What's the authors' goal? Are we suppose to pity the guy?

    It reminds me of Al Bundy, but Al wasn't a douche-bag.
  • The Fall of Lucas Troy

    9.0
    Malory tells Archer that one of his fellow recruits and old best friend Lucas Troy, who went off to work for ODIN, is dead. Apparently while on a mission for ODIN several of his fellow agents were killed and the money to buy some secret are stolen and Troy's body was found in a burning plane wreckage hundreds of miles away with a body that matched his dental records. Archer is sad, but seeing back to his training days and his totally gay relationship with Lucas (the wonderful Timothy Olyphant from Justified who seems to be popping up in all things funny on FX) although Archer remains oblivious to it. Malory changes, such as the new inventory guy, who hilariously started working because of Krieger selling all of the ISIS weapons stock out of his van. Also Krieger's ant experiment was typically creepy and awesome. Archer gets a call from Lucas and checks out a bunch of weapons to go meet him out in Vermont. When he gets there Lucas tells him that he wants to open a bed and breakfast with him and renovate the old building he's hiding out in. Archer, totally idiotically, thinks that a mole set Lucas up for killing his fellow agents and stealing the money to which everyone obviously says duh. Cyril and Lana go after Archer by tracking his cell phone while doing Pam's peer reviews. Cyril wearing the giant orange jacket was great along with him stripping down to his underwear to blend in with the snow. Lucas is a total jerk with all of his annoying "said you mom" jokes and whatnot but his romantic feelings for Archer was solidly weird and uncomfortable to see Archer process. Archer gets drugged but his fabulous liver recovers as it always does from poisons after Lucas also confesses that he killed his fellow agents and stole the money to start a life with him as well. Lana killing Lucas with a tree was a nice touch and as he lay dying he told Archer that he essentially raped him while he was passed out drunk one night which is exceptionally creepy to hear. But I also like how they addressed that only six people work at ISIS now it seems I mean Bilbo and all of the other guys, like the one that always gets shot by Archer and yells "Damn it Archer" are gone so it was nice to see Pam comment on their underfunded-ness. But it does make sense with Season 2 addressing the cutbacks and Malory's wanting to spend more money one herself and less on the employees. But it was a really good episode that made me laugh and also cringe a lot. Yeah Archer!
  • A Title for possible Archer autobiography

    9.0
    An Elcamino Full of Rampage
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